Neologism and Nationalism

There has never been agreement about Zionism.  Not only is the idea of Jewish nationalism controversial, the very word “Zionism” arouses unique passions, as a recent controversy highlights.  It was recently reported that the Jewish Federation of North America had dropped the…

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Judith Butler and the Theodor Adorno Prize

Judith Butler, who last week received Frankfurt’s coveted Theodor Adorno Prize, came to prominence as an anti- Israel agitator almost a decade ago. In September 2002, Harvard president Lawrence Summers charged that “at Harvard and… universities across the country,” faculty-initiated…

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Brandeis Center Releases Guide for Combating Campus Anti-Semitism

WASHINGTON, DC ( August 23, 2012 — The Louis D. Brandeis Center today released its path-breaking LDB Best Practices Guide for Combating Campus Anti-Semitism and Anti-Israelism.  The Brandeis Center is an international Jewish civil rights organization which combats anti-Semitism on…

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Protests must not stray into anti-Semitism

For the past decade, a movement of protest against Israel, its policies and Zionism has occupied a central place on University of California and other college and university campuses. The nature of the messages embodied in that movement has drawn tremendous attention…

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Bad Writing, Universities, and Zionism

Sue Fondrie has won this year’s Bulwer-Lytton Fiction Contest [1] in the crime novel category, with this stellar entry [2] for an intentionally bad opening sentence: She slinked through my door wearing a dress that looked like it had been painted on … not with good…

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